Asset Handler Installation

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Installation

AH = ns_AssetHandler

The AH uses the Package system from Houdini to set the right Environment variables. So modify the ns_Asset_Handler.json package file and set the right path to your unzipped AH location.

modify the “ASSET_HANDLER_ANCHOR” entry with a proper path

WINDOWS

Navigate to the Houdini 18.5 user folder C:\<USER>\Documents\houdini18.5, create a “packages” folder. Copy the ns_Asset_Handler.json into it.

LINUX

Navigate to the Houdini 18.5 user folder home\<USER>\houdini18.5\packages, create a “packages” folder. Copy the ns_Asset_Handler.json into it.

Copy the python2.7libs/python3.7libs from the _install folder to home\<USER>\houdini18.5

(Why i have to copy the pythonX.7libs to home dir, and the Windows version has all in place? Well, i found some issues with access/permissions on network drives, so i recommend to copy the libs to your local houdini user dir.)

open AH in a New Pane Tab
under Preferences set a Library (can be an empty folder). Or set a proper path to a $ASSET_LIB variable.
AH creates the right asset folder where you can place your files

HINT

Settings will be stored under C:\<USER>\Documents\houdini18.5\plugins\ns_AssetHandler\Preferences.json